Stones River StorPlace is a very convenient location for MTSU students to store their college belongings.
Middle Tennessee State University, commonly known as MTSU, also once called “little middle” can no longer hold that title.
MTSU’s Fall Semester’s enrollment reached close to 25,000 undergraduate students making it the largest undergraduate university in Tennessee surpassing the University of Tennessee Knoxville who had formerly been the largest Tennessee undergraduate institution. MTSU is located in Murfreesboro, Nashville area, Tennessee. The campus is located less than one mile from the geographic center of the state of Tennessee marked with a stone obelisk.
The numbers of students attending MTSU owes to several factors not the least of which is its location. MTSU is located in Murfreesboro, in Rutherford County, Tennessee one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. The university is quite aptly named Middle Tennessee State because of its location in the direct center of the state. Murfreesboro is a half hour drive of Nashville, the capital of Tennessee. Both Chattanooga and Clarksville are within a couple hours drive from Tennessee which makes MTSU a desirable destination for high school graduates from those cities in Tennessee as well as smaller communities such as Franklin and Brentwood, Cookeville, and Shelbyville.
Besides its central location MTSU is a desirable college for its academics. The university has a nationally renowned music business program as well as a nationally recognized aerospace program. The MTSU nursing program has also become extremely popular and it has become an extremely competitive program for prospective nursing students. The university prides itself not only on its numbers of enrollees but also on its quality of students. It is because of these attributes that many valedictorians and National Merit Scholars choose to attend Middle Tennessee State University. To further their appeal to the academically gifted students MTSU has built the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building specifically for the purpose of educating those students who welcome a more challenging classroom atmosphere.
Many of Tennessee educators come from the teacher education program at MTSU. In fact, when the college was first founded in 1911 it was for the purpose of training future teachers. MTSU has continued that tradition and has one of the largest and most respected teacher education programs in Tennessee. In fact, Terry Weeks, National Teacher of the Year in 1988 is an MTSU alumnus and now helps to train future teachers as a professor in the education department at the university.
One of the surprising facts about Middle Tennessee State University is that only about 15% of the student population resides on campus. Because of its central location the university is desirable to commuting students. Also MTSU provides a unique opportunity for non-traditional students to start or complete their college education. A non-traditional student is defined as a person enrolled who is has not started directly after their completion of high school. MTSU is a terrific opportunity for adults who never started college or who left to pursue a career before graduating. Also, in today’s ever changing job market it provides an opportunity for non-traditional students to get their college degree in a subject area completely different from their current job or to make themselves a more attractive candidate in today’s tough job market by updating their skills.
Because of its central location and large numbers of non-traditional students, as well as the sharply rising cost of higher education it is not uncommon for many students to have part or full time jobs outside of the university grounds. Even students who live on campus may have to go home for the summer to find summer jobs in order to help pay for their school year tuition and expenses. Luckily, even though they have to move out of their dorm room or off campus housing at the end of the school year they need not haul their entire college belongings home for the summer. There are many storage complexes available for short term rental perfect for college students returning home for the summer. Storplace Self Storage of Stones River offers spaces perfect for MTSU students returning home and offers a discount to students to show their support of MTSU and the support that MTSU shows the Murfreesboro community. A small 5×10 storage unit space is sufficient for most students needing to store their student desks, mini-fridges, and winter clothing until they return back to Murfreesboro to start the next semester of classes. MTSU students can go home for the summer, save up for their next year’s tuition and rest assured that their stereos and lava lamps will be in the same condition as when they left it in storage after final exams in May. So get ready for finals then leave your things where you can be sure they’re safe and secure. Good luck in your pursuit of an excellent college education at the state’s largest undergraduate university- Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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